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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Miami Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a full security suite? You might even currently have a system with another company, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Miami security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you toured your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to make sure the components are still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your outdated system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to get devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have bought an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Miami security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without changing your hardware. The first step is to find out if your current service uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like a pain, but in the end you'll get the best, newest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Miami Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your old devices will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (305) 563-8665 or fill out the form below to get a quote.